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Police Release Surveillance Video In Shooting Death of Baltimore City Employee

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Police on Tuesday released surveillance footage in hopes that someone can help them identify the man who killed a Baltimore City employee.

Jake Rogers, 34, was getting his children ready for school in front of a Holder Avenue home shortly before 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 when a man ran up and shot him.

Rogers, a Department of Public Works employee, died of his injuries.

Since then, authorities have ramped up efforts to track down Rogers' killer.

4800 Holder Avenue Homicide by Baltimore Police on YouTube

Police circulated surveillance images Monday of the suspect. Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that the state will match a $4,000 reward offered by Metro Crime Stoppers for tips leading to an arrest and conviction.

The 52-second video clip shows a man -- whose face is obscured -- lying in wait behind a tree for Rogers and then crossing the street before the shooting. He can be seen running away from the scene afterward.

The shooting rocked an otherwise quiet northwest neighborhood.

"It's just so bold, it's never happened here in this neighborhood," a neighbor said. "It just happened in a matter of seconds."

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to call 443-092-4824.


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